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than 30,000 votes. it was razor tight. republicans expected to take indiana back this year. we'll see if they do that, if they do that and what sort of margin. the big one here at 7:00, is virginia. 13 electoral votes. at 7:01 eastern time, literally, 22 minutes and 30 some odd seconds from now you will see various counties and cities in virginia start to fill in. red is republican. blue is democrat. we'll start to get an idea how virginia is shaping up tonight. from the bill/bret board. back to you. >> megyn: bill hemmer at billboard. charles krauthammer coming up in a minute. we have this. >> bret: with the miracle of videotape, i will give you a tour of the fox facilities, really all of them but we start in studio "j," our home base for the evening. this big board is called the launch pad. we have a lot of information on the board throughout the night. you will see in the corner the balance of power, the u.s. senate and u.s. house. we'll have foxnews.com, info. the next poll closings. how close we are to that. over here, a big map about all of the states as they close. you will see
. for those who think this race is razor tight -- >> the race is as tight as they come. >> the look at other national polls show it's razor tight. >> it remains razor tight. >> yes. this race is razor tight. >> people razor tight is not a thing!
last few days of rallies were huge, and his was not a razor-tight election. >> you could feel it up there. neil: i believe, you are right, there is something palpable about enthusiasm for romney, it might be on based on antipathy for president, but is that something not propping up in polls, the passion of romney base to hear governor mcdonald from virginia tell us is not popping up in surveys. >> i think there is a potential for, that i am going to quote my mother, she said, mitt romney might not have been high first choice, but he is my last hope. that is a good motivate or, to see where people's temperatures are. and i do agree, speaking with a coworker erika johnson, she thinks that something that polls might be missing, if mitt romney wins tomorw it might be a different look at polling. neil: it might not affect presidential race, because of lot of states affected by storm, new jersey and new yorkre blue, but particular affect editorial races, a well the might take angst, a lot of close congressional races could be decided at the anger at incumbent? >> it has to do with what yo
can make all the difference in razor tight presidential race. it all may come down to a photo finish in one battleground state. how governor romney and president obama are spending their final 24 hours. also, a week ago it was easy to fill up the tank. now frustration rules in some places with long lines for gas after that monster storm we've been talking so much about. what impact could scenes like this have on the election? we'll ask that question. >>> the only swing state both presidential candidates will visit today. one indication of its critical role in tomorrow's outcome. how both campaigns are getting out the vote in ohio. it is all happing you now jenna: only hours to go. hours, jon. jon: can you believe that? jenna: it is hard to believe. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. brand new numbers to share in the race for the white house as the candidates make final appeal to voters in those critical swing states. the president getting ready to address supporters in wisconsin just minutes from now while governor romney gears up for a rally in virginia. "
. you're in orlando right now. if you believe the polls this race is absolutely razor tight. what are you hearing from inside the romney camp how they are feeling about the possibility of victory in this race? >> reporter: optimism, confidence but they recognize there's still a great deal of work to do and what we're seeing today on this final day of campaigning really sort of explains the entire dynamic for the last 18 months for the romney campaign. we start the day with florida. here he is on the stage. the backbone of any republican winning strategy. next after ohio we'll have two stops in virginia. take-back state for mr. obama who won that in '08. a traditional republican leaning one and uber-state of ohio, romney if he wins there could well end up in the white us who. he will wrap up tonight in manchester, new hampshire wherer won the first primary. a key battleground state that could end up close to a tie. romney insiders anywhere there might be a photo finish could be in ohio, excuse me, new hampshire or perhaps ohio. romney will possibly even campaign tomorrow in ohio to
% to 47% among likely voters. a look at other national polls confirm it's razor tight, maybe even a mirror image of the 2004 showdown between president bush and senator john kerry. we see some movement towards the president. obama leads by seven points, almost four in ten. and he leads by four points in the battleground states, again, though, within the margin of error. the president is holding on to an eight-point advantage among women and that's slightly higher than romney's edge among men. the president's job rating sits at 49%. take a look at these numbers. 67% of likely voters approve of his handling of hurricane sandy. haven't seen numbers like that for this president on a single event, of course, going back to bin laden. and we may be seeing a sandy effect in other numbers. when voters are asked which candidate has better leadership qualities, the president -- more now pick the president. two weeks ago mitt romney led in that question, 44% to 40%. this doesn't mean romney doesn't have some things going for him. he's winning independents, the group the president won in 2008. romney l
down the presidential election, the razor tight presidential election. >> yep. yeah, we're going to have every analyst, every commentator east of the mississippi river be with us sunday, and i hope they have a better idea who is going to win this thing than i do, because i'm at the point, lesli that i have no idea. this thing has been close from the start, but it has gotten really, really close here at the end. you look at the polls in these battleground states. i would goes, and i'm just going to put it at no more underlying of saying that it's just a guess, that probably mitt romney is going to win north carolina, one of the battleground states that barack obama won the last time out. but you go across these nine battleground states, and they're all basically within the margin of error. either one of these candidates could win any of these battleground states on election night. the popular vote, it is also, most of the polls are showing it basically in a tie. so who is going to win? i don't think you can really say right now. >> all right. well, we'll know for sure in about fou
including colorado where the race remains razor tight. it's a state that i am from, so i know something about the politics there. take a look. out there in the rocky mountain west, colorado is a pivotal state. if you take a look at some of the economic numbers, the unemployment rate in colorado right now stands at 8%, slightly above the national average. gas prices, $3.54 a gallon. foreclosures, one in every 572 housing units in foreclosure. president obama has made ten visits there since april, mitt romney nine visits, and both candidates are going back there once again. in terms of the electoral votes, nine up for grabs in colorado, and both candidates want them. who's ahead in colorado depends on which poll you look at. the real clear politics polling average shows that the two candidates essentially are tied. president obama less than one point ahead in this average of all the polls. allison sherry is a war correspondent for the denver post and is in colorado -- oh, look at the rockies behind you, it looks gorgeous. allison, on the east coast we are dealing with this monstrous storm
swing state of ohio. the polls show it is a razor tight race there. both candidates doing what they can to get their voters out, their supporters out. the auto bailout a key issue and auto workers could be a critical voting bloc when they go to the polls in ohio. we will talk about that. >>> also the latest on this monster storm, hurricane sandy, bearing down on the east coast with 90 mile-an-hour winds and a storm surge six to 11 feet above normal. the latest coming up. jenna: fox news alert now. a storm that is affecting 50 million americans. it has ripple effects across the country now. we expect to hear any moment from president obama. he is going to be speaking about hurricane sandy and, standing by with us as well is our we've chief white house corresondent, ed henry. we'll be to ed in a second as we're watching the briefing room as we expect to hear from the president. quickly to note, a couple of ways we're seeing national impact from this storm, not just along the east coast where we expect the storm to hit fully later on today. we have the stock market closed. this is the firs
worn out the mute button on my own television. it is razor tight race right now. both sides are claiming they have the edge. i talked with ohio senator robb portman, a republican, leading surrogate for the romney team. about how things are shaping up for governor romney eight days away. senator portman, good morning. >> good to be with you again. bill: on sunday you said we're about dead-even in ohio. that would mean governor romney is trailing. is that the case in this state today? >> no. i think it is a sty right now and i think momentum is on our side. in the polling before the debates we were down five or 10 points and we've had a steady movement our way ever since. poll came out on sunday i was referencing showed the race to be dead-even, tied at 49-49. that same poll only a few weeks ago showed us five points down. energy and enthusiasm is on our side. our folks are work harder than ever. grass-roots movement is harder than ever and momentum in is our direction which you always like. bill: in 2004 president bush beat senator kerry by 118,000 votes? is that the model fo
, introducing unpredictability into an already razor tight election battle." you can give us a call and tell us where you think the impact will be. this story is from "usa today." one of the angles that could be affected, early voting, indicating a tight race for the white house. "while the campaigns are pointing to absentee and early voting data, there are reasons to be optimistic about the chances. host: let's hear from our first caller this morning. tom, sioux falls, s.d.. good morning. caller: i think it will be a huge impact on the election. especially if these states lose electricity. it may be a scenario with the electric -- member that last storm, one year ago? if they lose the electricity for one week, 10 days, voting machines will not work. i think the brunt of the storm is going to hit a blue state, as they stay. if it had hit a swing state, this would really be something to watch. host: tom, does it feel like there is a lot of attention focused on this? but you are in south dakota, not impacting you directly. caller: it is, in a way, we are in one of the worst drought of many years
into this razor tight presidential race for all kinds of reasons. we're really in the path of both of these storm this morning. here in new york, and bill is in the heat of the race in ohio today. he'll talk to rob portman just eight days 'til we pick a president. brit hume joins us as well. we'll see you here at the top of the hour we'll see i at the top of the hour. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! >> steve: incredible images just coming in. look at that right there. this one from virginia beach. two friends leaning into the strong wind and rain off th
coming out of ohio, 49-49, razor tight and this was before the final debate. take a moment here to take us through how each side thinks they win the state. >> you know, the joke is there are five -- it's five states within one state. the five ohios. but let me just take you through basically the romney pattern here which is run up the score in coal country. that's what bush did in '04, and win the swing areas of columbus media market, an '04 bush territory. was '08 obama. and win hamilton county. for the president, run up the score in cleveland, cuyahoga county and overperform with working class white guys in the auto belt, if you will, the toledo area, but if you're looking at just one county that may tell us more than anything, david, you sit over here and we're going to take you to hamilton county. look at this. it's as easy of a swing county as it is, bush carried it in '04 by 22,000 votes. obama carried it by 30,000 votes there. it's why mitt romney spent a lot of time in cincinnati this week. >> as hamilton county goes, perhaps ohio goes, so let's turn now to the governor of battl
the polls razor tight here. you have a storm coming. are you at all concerned that -- let's assume power could be out in a lot of these places through election day. is that now a card? >> it's seven days from the time the storm passes until election day. we've taken precautions to move up polling places to higher spots for restoration. the power company is well aware of that. i don't think it will interfere with voting. the ground game is the best i've seen in my 20 years in politics for the republican team here, lester. about 4 million phone calls. 1.5 million door knocks. people are very engaged. they're energized. a lot of young people are helping the republican team this time and i think we're going to win virginia. >> you mentioned unemployment. you're under the national average here, thank goodness, but you hava lot of government jobs, a lot of military jobs. a series of mandatory cuts in defense spend iing at the end o the year. i know you have criticized the president on this but paul ryan vo voted for that. so how do you make the case? >> republicans and democrats supported the
is so razor tight, alex. president obama won this state in 2008 and hasn't seen some of the same effects of the economic downturn as other states in fact the unemployment rate here is at 5.7%. it's far below the national average. but of course mitt romney has a home in this state. he was governor of neighboring massachusetts. so he carries a lot of weight here in this state as well. i expect from president obama takes the podium later on this afternoon you will hear him continue his message to middle class voters trying to make the case that he is the candidate to best preserve the interests of middle class voters and also to sort of reiterate what you heard in that commercial that you ran a little bit earlier on which is that mitt romney has sort of shifted some of his opinions, moved further to the middle to try and shore up votes. that's one of president obama's key messages right now. alex, i can tell you this race here in new hampshire is essentially in a deadlock with the president holding onto a narrow lead. >> i'll tell you whether it's four electoral votes there in new hampshire
. polls show a razor tight rate. the female voters in key swing states will tell you what that is all about. martha: and the senate has announced hearings on the deadly attack on the consulate at libya. bill: we might already be feeling the effects of the so-called fiscal cliff and the massive government cuts meant to ease our ballooning debt. they may be costing american jobs two no leadership that we will face with the fiscal cliff, when tax rates go up on january 1, sequester hits on january 2. or the need to hit the debt president obama has been awol. he has been campaigning a year ago since yesterday delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. will bill: we are only 15 months away from the fiscal cliff. but we are already feeling the economic growth slowing. nearly 1 million jobs are wiped out the year alone. things will get worse if we fail to avert backlit. another 6 million jobs could be lost through the year 200 -- 2014. bill: martha: the senate announces they should have hearings on the deadly
'm going to start with you, the race we know is razor tight. obama team says they have the ability to get out the vote in the key states. if you were a campaign, which is better to have? >> i think the momentum has favored governor romney the last three weeks, ever since the first debate. the question is whether president obama coderized the bleeding in that third and final debate. it's razor thin and the goal of both men right now is twofold, energize your base and make a play for independence. that's what you see them doing in the final 13 days. >> we see the president very fiery out on the campaign trail deploying his favorite term, romnesia. is there any danger on the part of the president by using sarcasm that he is going to turn off independents, though he may be firing up the base? >> i think he's responding to criticism that he hasn't talked enough about his own plan for second term. he's released a booklet outlining exactly what he would do in a second term and the senator romney idea of patriotism so he wants to underscore, no, i don't only have complaints about the other guy, i
there. it was razor tight in the past. democrats won by .3 of the overall vote. the president is now up to 65 versus 263. what puts the president in 269? new hampshire. governor romney would have to win the only state left in our scenario on the map, and that is electoral votes in the state of iowa. that is how you get to 69 up to 269. based on the information on polling and polling data that we have, this is possible. martha: there have been folks who have been talking about the scenario for a couple of months. it could be possible. what happens then? if it is to 69 and 269, funky stuff goes on. it was the house of representatives. whoever has the majority coming on the president. whoever has the majority in the senate within vote on the vice president. how about a romney and biden ticket. after all of this? [laughter] martha: i think somebody is going to sell the story on broadway. that's just me. thank you, bill. this story has been getting a lot of attention this week as well. for attack victims are trying to get the massacre declared a terrorist attack. >> and has been nearly three
morning. >> the race we know is razor tight. romney advisers say they have momentum and obama advisers say they have the get out the vote and ability in the key states. which would you rather have? >> the momentum has favored governor romney the last three weeks ever since the first debate. the question is whether or not president obama cauterized the bleeding with his strong debate performance in the third debate. the goal is energize your base and make a play for independents, and that's what you see them doing in the final 13 days. >> let me pick up on that with crystal. we see the president very fiery out on the campaign trail deploying his new favorite term romnesia. mitt romney says if he's attacking me it just shows he doesn't have a better plan. is there any danger on the part of the president by using the sarcasm he'll turn off independents by firing up the base? >> he's responding to criticism that he hasn't talked enough about his own term for a second term. as you pointed out earlier, he's released a 20-page booklet outlining what he would do in a second term centered around th
they say. you can make up your own mind. polling is razor tight. ed rollins, how fast is our national debt growing today. this is unheard of. we'll show you the numbers. and the victims of fort hood they wanted an answer. we'll see you in ten minutes. [ a and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serus allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you
in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning, good to see you. >> it's nice to see the sunshine state is the center of the political universe right
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